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Whitney Houston’s family wants to highlight her Gospel roots

FILE - Singer Whitney Houston performs at the pre-Grammy gala & salute to industry icons with Clive Davis honoring David Geffen in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Feb. 13, 2011. A new posthumous gospel album “I Go to the Rock: The Gospel Music of Whitney Houston” was released on March 24. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, F

Los Angeles, US AP Whitney Houston’s brother remembers when his young sister listened to their mother during Gospel rehearsals before she mimicked every tune that was sung. As Houston rose to pop superstardom, her exceptionally talented vocals were rooted in Gospel music. And now, her family – led by her sister-in-law Pat and brother Gary […]

Elevation Worship, Cece Winans land Dove Award nominations

US DOVE Awards CeCe Winans 2019

Nashville, Tennessee, USAP North Carolina-based Elevation Worship and singer-songwriter Brandon Lake are each nominated for seven awards at the Gospel Music Association’s Dove Awards, and Elevation’s lead singer and songwriter Chris Brown earned nine nominations.  CeCe Winans performs during the Dove Awards on Tuesday, 15th October, 2019, in Nashville, Tennessee. The 52nd annual Dove Awards […]

John Legend credits childhood in Pentecostal church for his choice to pursue music

The Black Church This is Our Story This is Our Song John Legend

RNS Singer-songwriter John Legend, known for his contributions in the R&B realm, says he’d never have become a recording artist without the influence of his childhood church. “I grew up in a Pentecostal church in Springfield, Ohio,” the 11-time Grammy Award-winning artist said Friday, during a virtual news conference for the upcoming PBS documentary series […]